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instant pot mashed potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are rich, creamy and flavorful in all the best ways. Using the pressure cooker is a tried-and-true method when it comes to making perfect mashed potatoes every time.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 360kcal
Author Cathy


  • 3 lbs red-skinned potatoes
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garnish with fresh chives (optional)


  • Wash/scrub and cut potatoes into quarters. Place the potatoes into the pot of your instant pot and cover with water.
  • Place the lid on the instant pot and set it to manual for 10 minutes.
  • Manually release the pressure carefully after they are done cooking.
  • Drain the water from the instant pot.
  • Add butter and milk to the potatoes.
  • Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until they are as smooth as you desire.
  • Season the potatoes with salt and pepper and enjoy.


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.3g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.7g | Cholesterol: 45.8mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 1304mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 4.9g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 8.2mg